WCLS Phase 2 Service Schedule

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PLEASE NOTE: During Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start plan, Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) staff are ready to go with a safe phased approach to services. Although we are unable to open library buildings to the public, we are offering curbside pickup of library materials. Our extensive digital collection is also available.

Log In or Sign Up
with your library card number and PIN
to reserve items online for curbside pickup.
(Watch video to learn how and for more info.)


What library services are available now?


Branch book returns are open

  • You may return library materials to book returns. See table below for hours. We are unable to accept book donations at this time.
  • To ensure we can safely manage the return of items on loan, book returns will be open during library hours only. Books will be quarantined before staff return them to circulation.
  • Overdue fines were eliminated earlier this year.

WiFi Service in Library Parking Lots

Drive-up WiFi service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the week at all WCLS branches with two exceptions: Ferndale Library where the service is available between 6 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., and Everson McBeath Community Library where WiFi is available between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

We have enhanced drive-up WiFi service at four of our branches and a bookmobile stop. From the parking lots of public libraries in Deming, Everson, Ferndale and Sudden Valley as well as the Birch Bay bookmobile stop, community members will now find boosted WiFi signals that expand free public broadband internet service.

Curbside pick up is available now

  • Curbside pickup is available at each branch. See instructions and how-to videos below.
    • Need recommendations for books, DVDs, or other library materials? Call your branch or our main number, (360) 305-3600. We’ll talk about your interests and create a to-go bag just for you. Please allow 24 hours for fulfillment.
  • Watch our Curbside Pickup How-To videos here.
    Every library is different, so find your library’s video in our playlist.

Library Loaner Laptops for Parking Lot Use

While library buildings remain closed, patrons who do not have wireless devices with them may check out and use library laptops for up to one hour per day in their personal vehicles or other spaces outside the library building. This service is limited due to laptop battery life and availability of equipment.


How will curbside pick up work?


Curbside services are “no contact.” Other Phase 2 steps we are taking for the safety of staff and patrons include:

  • Library staff will wear cloth face masks, and we encourage you to do so, too.
  • Library staff will frequently wash our hands.
  • Books will be packaged in a paper bag to streamline handling. All library materials have been quarantined before they are distributed to patrons.
  • All materials processing areas will be regularly disinfected.
  • Staff have completed safe work practice training.

We’re excited to offer this phased return of in-person services. For information about online library resources, visit wcls.org/info. Questions? Call us at (360) 305-3600.

Holds pickup directions
Holds pickup description


Book Return Schedules

Books may be returned to all branches.
Remote book returns are open in the following locations
Acme
Birch Bay
Glenhaven
Hinotes Corner
Lake Samish
Maple Falls
Sudden Valley
Wickersham
BranchDay
BlaineAnytime 24/7
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Deming Anytime 24/7
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EversonAnytime 24/7
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FerndaleAnytime 24/7
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IslandAnytime 24/7
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LyndenAnytime 24/7
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North ForkAnytime 24/7
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NW Drive
Library Express
Anytime 24/7
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Point RobertsAnytime 24/7
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So. WhatcomAnytime 24/7
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SumasAnytime 24/7
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Mobile Services/
Bookmobile
Beginning June 11
Glenhaven: Mondays, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Birch Bay: Wednesdays, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Wickersham: Thursdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Lake Samish: Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Curbside Holds Pick Up Schedules

To schedule an appointment, call your library directly or call our main phone number (360-305-3600) Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm; Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 1pm-5pm.
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BranchDayPhone
BlaineMon-Thur: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-305-3637
Deming Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-592-2422
EversonMon-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-966-5100
FerndaleMon-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
360-384-3647
IslandMon: No Holds Pickup
Tues: 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
Wed: No Holds Pickup
Thurs: 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
Fri: No Holds Pickup
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-758-7145
LyndenMon-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
360-354-4883
North ForkMon: No Holds Pickup
Tues-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-599-2020
NW Drive
Library Express
No Library Express access
Curbside Pickup Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat-Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-305-3600
Point RobertsNo Library Express access
Curbside Pickup Hours:
Tues 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wed and Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
360-305-3642
So. WhatcomMon: No Holds Pickup
Tues-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
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360-305-3632
SumasMon: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tues: No Holds Pickup
Wed: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
Thurs: No Holds Pickup
Fri: No Holds Pickup
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-988-2501
Mobile Services/
Bookmobile
Beginning June 11
Glenhaven: Mondays, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Birch Bay: Wednesdays, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Wickersham: Thursdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Lake Samish: Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
360-305-3599

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Log In or Sign Up with your library card number and PIN to reserve items online
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